We are using the name accepted by Annonaceae (http://www.annonaceae.org/frameset.html). The name Sageraea laurifolia is sometimes used in modern treatments.
Bocagea dalzellii Hook.f. & Thomson
Guatteria laurifolia J.Graham
Sageraea laurifolia (J.Graham) Blatt.
Sageraea laurina is an evergreen tree growing about 12 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
E. Asia - southern India.
An understorey tree in wet, evergreen forests at elevations from 200 - 600 metres.
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
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The leaves are used as a fomentation in the treatment of rheumatism[
The light yellow, sometimes red, wood is even-grained, rather heavy, hard, tough and elastic. It is used for making shafts[
]. A handsome wood, it looks likely to be useful for cabinet making[
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